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Town of Atherton
ATHERTON RAIL COMMITTEE
TUESDAY, February 2, 2021
This meeting is being held virtually
This meeting was cancelled due to lack of quorum. The next regular Rail Committee meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 6:00pm.
This meeting is compliant with the Governors Executive Order N-25-20 issued on March 4, 2020 allowing for deviation of teleconference rules required by the Brown Act. The purpose of this is to provide the safest environment for staff and the public while allowing for public participation. The meeting will be held by tele or video conferencing. The public may participate via: Zoom Meeting.
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Meeting ID: 935 1700 0963
Remote Public Comments:
Meeting participants are encouraged to submit public comments in writing in advance of the meeting. The following email address will be monitored during the meeting and public comments received will be read into the record.
1. ROLL CALL
Committee Members: Alex Keh (Chair), John Maulbetsch (Vice Chair), Malcolm Dudley, Jack Ringham, Greg Conlon, Paul Jones, Jim Janz, James Massey
Councilmember Liaisons: Council Member Michael Lempres
Staff: Robert Ovadia
2. PUBLIC COMMENTS – For items not on the agenda.
(This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons wishing to address the Committee on any matter on the agenda that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Rail Committee. State law prohibits the Committee from acting on items not listed on the Agenda.)
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – December 1, 2020
Recommendation: Approve minutes for December 1, 2020
4. PRESENTATIONS – None
5. REGULAR AGENDA
5a. Caltrain Update (10 min.)
The Committee will receive a brief report on current issues associated with Caltrain including the Peninsula Corridor Electrification project, Closure of the Atherton station, and governance changes. The Committee will have the opportunity to discuss current and upcoming issues and activities as well as related items. Not an action item.
5b. Quiet Zone Filing (5 min.)
The Committee will receive a brief report on current required filings associated with the existing Quiet
Zone. The Committee will have the opportunity to discuss current and upcoming issues and activities associated with the Quiet Zone as well as related items. Not an action item.
5c. High-Speed Rail Update (15 min.)
The Committee will receive a brief report on current status of High-Speed Rail including environmental and anticipated release of an updated 2020 Business Plan planned. The Committee will have the opportunity to discuss current and upcoming activities as well as related items. The Committee may act to designate a subcommittee to assist in review of the anticipated updated 2020 Business Plan.
5d. Litigation Update (5 min.)
The Committee will receive a brief report on current status of litigation wit the High-Speed Rail
Authority. The Committee will have the opportunity to discuss current and upcoming activities as well
as related items. Not an action item.
5e. Dumbarton Rail Corridor Update (5 min.)
The Committee will receive a brief report on current status of the Samtrans Dumbarton Rail project.
The Committee will have the opportunity to discuss the Dumbarton Rail project as well as related
items. Not an action item.
San Mateo Daily Journal Article 01-19-21: Dumbarton rail seeks path
6. COMMITTEE AND STAFF MEMBER COMMENTS
7. PUBLIC COMMENT
8. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
- Caltrain Presentation
- High Speed Rail Authority Presentation
9. NEXT MEETING – April 6, 2021
Next meeting is scheduled for: April 6, 2021
Please contact the City Clerk’s office at (650) 752-0500 with any questions. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 752-0500. Notification of 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the Town to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. (29 CRF 35.104 ADA Title II)